Now politicians talk about jobs and the debt, a week before elections. How many election cycles will it take for something to be done? Has 10% unemployment become another symptom of shrinking middle America?
Neither party, red or blue, has a believable plan to do anything about unemployment or the debt.
The reason America is in recession is because 90% of American wealth is in the hands of 3% the population. Does this define an economic oligarchy? Economic democracy is when 90% of the wealth is in the hands of middle America.
If middle America had the money, it would likely spend its way out of the recession. Middle America has no money to spend or save itself. This recession looks like forever. The economy looks “third world”.
Republicans: How does tax breaks putting more money in the hands of the wealthy help? The wealthy already own 90% of America. America has done this for decades through a contorted loop-holed tax system. Who truly believes tax breaks to the wealthy are a road to full employment? Is “stupid” written on middle America’s forehead?
Democrats: Where is a believable plan to full employment? Preventing another recession doesn’t help the current one. Stimulating the banks is ineffective. Middle America tax breaks are surely smart. Tax breaks, however, are not income.
America is getting another good cop, bad cop, red-blue, song and dance. What decade is it now, third, fourth, fifth, tenth? The red-blue two-party system is broken. Neither party can muster the solutions. The service is terrible in this restaurant.
"Laugh about it, shout about it
When you've got to choose
Ev'ry way you look at it, you lose"
Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
When service in a restaurant suffers, more waiters are required. When fire breaks out everywhere, more fire fighters are required. When crime becomes rampant, more police are required. When democratic power is corrupted, more congresspersons are required. The antidote to corruption of power is disbursement of power. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
Presidential Candidate (for one of 9 executive branch presidents) 2016